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Contest #142

June 11th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments

11 Responses to “Contest #142”

  1. Barrage de la Rance, The first tidal power station in the world, in Brittany, France.

  2. Rance barrier near Saint-Malo, France –> usine marémotrice de la Rance. It’s the first prototype of a power plant where electricity is directly generated from tidal moves, in an area where tidal power is particularly strong.

  3. Rance Tidal Power Station, Richardais, France

  4. The Rance Barrage, France.

  5. Rance Tidal Power Station, Brittany, France

  6. Rance Tidal Power Station, in Brittany, France, near Saint-Malo.

    This one was pretty challenging! (Good one!)

    Some things that (seemed) to be clues were the indications of north-flowing water (safety lines across the water, and what looked like some sort of rapids above the structure).
    A modern infrastructure (multi-lane highway, and the structure itself).
    With so many boats, it seemed that it should be close to the ocean.
    What appeared to be a nice climate.

    Still it took me awhile to get it.

    If the picture had been taken when the tide was coming IN, I probably wouldn’t have found it.

  7. Rance Tidal Power Station, France.

  8. It’s the Rance Tidal Power Station, in the Rance River, near Saint-Servan-sur-Mer, France.

  9. Rance Tidal Power Station in Brittany, France at 48° 37? 5? N, 2° 1? 24? W

  10. The Rance Tidal Power Station on the Rance River in Brittany. It is the world’s first tidal power station.

  11. […] in contest #142,we were introduced to tidal power plants in the form of the ‘Barrage de la Rance’ in […]